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This Year — recapping the best podcasts.: #40: Giant Bom beast (2010) 

this year. 

Recapping the best podcasts. 

Sunday, September 16, 2012 

#40: Giant Bom beast (2010) 


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It's unclear whether the Giant Bombcast has ever really been about video games. It 
ostensibly should be— it is a podcast produced by a video game website, starring a 
number of individuals that make a living as video game critics— but that doesn't 
account for the discussion of pizza, helicopters, Swatch Internet Time (or 'beat 
time'), and Kid Rock. Nevertheless, video game players will find the Bombcast 
informative: included within is an exhaustive and potent segment where the cast 
discuss the latest releases for Nintendo's WiiWare and DSiWare, two critically 
acclaimed online-only platforms recognized for providing the cutting edge in video 
game software. Stocked with an illegal amount of humor, the Giant Bombcast is 
among the longest running gaming podcasts, and among the most superior. 






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Jan 2006; Feb 2006; 

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0:02:05 - Intro 

0:19:25 - Ant attacks 

0:34:15 - What'cha Been Playin'? 

Daves of Thunder 

Full run 

Effectively Wild 

2012 Season; 2013 Season 

EGM Live* 


GFW Radio 

Upcoming releases: 

#98: This American Life 
(126 to 150) 

#99: Loveline (Third 
Quarter 2002) 


#101: Why Oh Why (2014) 

#102: Radiolab (2014) 

#103: Snapjudgment 
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This Year — recapping the best podcasts.: #40: Giant Bom beast (2010) 

1:23:40- News 
2:23:15 - New Releases 

2:27:15 - New Releases: WiiWare (Ryan reads) 

2:37:00 - New Releases: DSiWare (Ryan reads) 

2:55:30 - New Releases: WiiWare (Jeff reads) 

3:1 1 :50 - New Releases: DSiWare (Jeff reads) 

3:49:40 - The final New Releases reading 
4:01:00 -Emails 
4:45:00 - Ending 

4:49:35 - Clips from the E3/PAX live shows 


The Giant Bombcast was a production of Giant Bomb and Whiskey Media. All clips 
in this episode are the property of Giant Bomb and CBS Interactive. The 
percentage of the original show in this episode is approximately 5% (6hr 
30min/140hr 36min). This episode has been mastered at 56kbp/s, below the 
original audio quality of the shows available to us. Compression is used to reduce 
file sizes. The difference in audio quality is negligible if not unrecognizable. 
Timestamp notes are available here. The cover image is by Ryan Davis. 


Creatures (For a While) - 31 1 

This Year is not associated with Amazon in any way. 

Ryan Davis 

Davis joined GameSpot in 2000 as a reviewer. During his time at the site he co- 
hosted On the Spot with Rich Gallup. After Gallup's departure he became a staple 
on The HotSpot, GameSpot's pioneer gaming podcast, but his spell on the show 
lasted only a few months. He left the site a few weeks after senior editor Jeff 
Gerstmann’s dismissal. The two began Giant Bomb and the Giant Bombcast 

2006; 2007; 2008 

Giant Bombcast 

2008; 2009; 2010; 2011; 
2012; Ryan Davis 
Memorial; 2013; 2014 

Good Grief 

Full run 

Hang Up and Listen 


The HotSpot 

2005; 2006; 2007; 

Top 40 

Idle Thumbs 

Original run 

Left, Right & Center 

2011 ; 201 2 


Q1 2000; Q2 2000; 

Q3 2000; Q4 2000; 

Q1 2001; Q2 2001; 

Q3 2001; Q4 2001; 

Q1 2002; Q2 2002 



On the Media 

2001; 2011; 2012; 2013 

The Penn Jillette 
Radio Show 

Q1 2006 

Planet Money 

401 to 450; 451 to 500 

Political Gabfest 

2011; 201 2; 201 3 


2007; 2008 

Security Now 

2005-2006; 2007; 2014 

The Skeptics' Guide 
to the Universe 

2005; 2006; 2007; 2011; 
2012; 2013 

Studio 360 

201 2; 201 3 

This American Life 

1 to 25; 26 to 50; 

51 to 75; 76 to 100; 

101 to 125 

Jeff Gerstmann 

Gerstmann's media career began at GameSpot in 1996. He stayed with the site 
during its expansion while simultaneously working his musical talents. Gerstmann 
made several appearances in the mainstream media, including a showing on Good 
Morning America. He was dismissed from GameSpot in 2007. His departure 
triggered a wave of resignations from the site by his close compatriots; with Ryan 
Davis he launched Giant Bomb, and both Vinny Caravella and Brad Shoemaker 
joined him shortly thereafter. 

Vinny Caravella 

Vinny Caravella began his career in journalism by specializing in video, initially 
working as a freelance producer in New York. In 2006 he joined GameSpot as a 
video editor and producer. After Rich Gallup left the site Caravella took over the 
job of hosting The HotSpot. He departed GameSpot following the exit of 
Gerstmann and joined Giant Bomb a week later. He has produced some of the 

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Too Beautiful to Live 

Q1 2008; Q2 2008; 

Q3 2008; Q1 2011; 

Q2 2011; Q3 2011; 

Q4 2011 

Uhh Yeah Dude 

2006; 2007; 2008; 2012; 
2013; 2014 

Wait Wait... Don't 
Tell Me! 


The Why Factor 


That aint no 
caravella.. ..looks like a 
creepo - Anonymous 


podcast. - Anonymous 

My favorite show on the 
site besides Daves of 
Thun... - Anonymous 

I always liked when 
Shirley Phelps called in. 

He a... - Anonymous 

That should read "a 
full Gabfest 

archive,&quo... - This 


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gaming media's best video content in the years since. 

Brad Shoemaker 

Shoemaker joined GameSpot as an intern in 2000. He later became a feature 
editor, and then an associate editor. Shoemaker was a regular on GameSpot's 
weekly shows, On the Spot and The HotSpot. He left GameSpot soon after 
Gerstmann's departure, and after a short time as a freelancer he joined Giant 


Row A (Left to right): Norman Chan, Alex Navarro, Matt Rorie, Drew Scanlon 
Row B: Will Smith, Dave Snider 

Special guests 

Row A (Left to right): Leigh Alexander, Paul Barnett, Mike Bilder, Adam Boyes 
Row B: Brian Ekberg, Rich Gallup, Jeff Green, Dino Ignacio 
Row C: Eric Pope, John Vignocchi 

Tags: 2010, Brad Shoemaker, Gaming, Giant Bomb, Giant Bombcast, Jeff 
Gerstmann, Ryan Davis, Vinny Caravella, Whiskey Media 


Anonymous September 21, 2012 at 1:52 PM 

#40: Giant Bombcast (2010) 





2011; 2012; 2013 


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This Year — recapping the best podcasts.: #40: Giant Bom beast (2010) 

Thanks! I just ran out of podcasts to listen to so the timing for this was 


Anonymous October 12, 2012 at 4:08 AM 

I just gotta say, revisiting the wii/dsi ware bits: oh my god it's so good. 
Unbelievable hilarious stuff in there. 


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